Jeffrey C. Gifford


Parties to complex mergers and acquisitions and other large and multifaceted transactions may not all be on the same team, but Jeff Gifford knows how to get them on the same page. Leader of the firm's corporate finance practice, Jeff leverages his collaborative nature and talent for bringing people together to efficiently shepherd and consummate high-stakes deals. 

Clients rely on Jeff's practical and pragmatic guidance when new opportunities arise or risks emerge. He listens carefully to each client's concerns and goals and charts a clearly defined course of action to address the former and accomplish the latter.

Combined with his problem-solving acumen, Jeff's intuitive understanding of what it takes to protect his clients' interests in complex commercial and securities transactions or when structuring, drafting, and implementing joint ventures makes him an invaluable partner for businesses.

Jeff works closely and seamlessly with accountants, investment bankers, and other professionals to address and resolve the complex issues that characteristically arise in the transactions he handles. He tailors his role in each deal to align best with his client's objectives and is equally adept at quarterbacking a deal as he is running with the ball.

Counseling clients on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities transactions, joint ventures, and domestic and international commercial transactions, Jeff prides himself on his responsiveness, professionalism, and high ethical standards. Active in many philanthropic and charitable endeavors, Jeff is as committed to his community as he is to his clients.

I never underestimate the power and value of listening to my clients. What they say, and what they don't, forms the foundation of my advice and approach in a given transaction.
    • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1999
    • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1996
  • Bar Admissions

    • Texas, 2004
    • Michigan, 1999
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Corporate Compliance Law, 2021-2024

    • Named a Texas Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A Law by Chambers USA, 2021-2023

    • Recognized by San Antonio Magazine in "San Antonio's Top Attorneys" for Corporate Finance Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019-2023

    • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers® for Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2022

    • Recognized by S.A. Scene in "San Antonio’s Best Lawyers" for Corporate Governance/Compliance
    • S.A. Scene, "San Antonio's Rising Stars"
    • Selected for inclusion as a "Texas Rising Star," Law and Politics Magazine, 2010-2011
    • San Antonio Business Journal, "Forty Under Forty," 2009
    • American Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
    • San Antonio Bar Association
    • Association of Corporate Counsel, Ethics Follies Presenter
    • North San Antonio Chamber Board of Directors, 2012-2014
    • North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lab, Alumnus
    • Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Leadership San Antonio, Class XXXIV
    • Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Council, Steering Committee Member, 2008
    • Alamo Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, numerous positions held
    • San Antonio Management Society, Co-founder and Former Treasurer
    • French

Latest News and Insights

Speaking Engagements10.25.23

Ethics Follies: The Best of the Princess BriBe – An Inconceivable Musical Parody

Jeffrey Gifford will serve as a featured speaker at the 2023 ACC Annual Meeting in the session,…

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Press Releases9.18.23

15 Dykema Attorneys Named to Texas Super Lawyers List for 2023

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 15 of its Texas-based attorneys—from…

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Speaking Engagements9.14.23

Corporate Transparency Act Overview and Issues

Jeff Gifford will present to a local San Antonio Real Estate Discussion Group about the Corporate…

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